Suspensory Ligament of Breast (Cooper’s Ligaments)

Suspensory Ligament of Breast (Cooper’s Ligaments) The structure indicated is the suspensory ligament of the breast, also known as Cooper’s ligaments. These ligaments are formed from the connective tissue stroma which surround the ducts and lobules of the mammary gland – in certain areas the connective tissue condenses forming ligaments which support the breast, extending from the dermis of the overlying skin to the deep fascia. These suspensory ligaments support the breast on the chest wall. The suspensory ligaments of Cooper give rise to the dimpling appearance (peau d’orange) that is seen following development of inflammatory carcinoma, as the lymphatic …

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Suspensory Ligament of Breast

Tunica Vaginalis

Tunica Vaginalis The structure indicated is the tunica vaginalis. The tunica vaginalis forms the serous covering of the testis, originating in embryological life from the processus vaginalis of the peritoneum (an embryonic outpouching of the peritoneum). In fetal life, the processus vaginalis precedes the descent of the testis into the scrotum from the abdomen and then closes off. The remaining part then becomes known as the tunica vaginalis which adheres to the surface of the testis and reflects back onto the internal aspect of the scrotum. It therefore consists of a visceral portion and a parietal portion. The visceral portion …

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Tunica Vaginalis